Escher Girls

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ironpep submitted:


I know this isn’t anything close to an Escher girl but Tony Stark’s flexi-waist made me think of a typical Escher contortionist.
When I first saw this panel I had to stare at a while before I figured out what was going on with Tony’s hips and legs. It’s so unusual to see a male character with a swivel waist, or a swivel waist drawn in a way that isn’t meant to be sexualized.
Is it just me or is his waist rotated more than 90 degrees? With a pipe-cleaner spine like that, he’d have no problem giving us the good old B & B pose!



His doctor told him no sexy posing and unfortunately Tony just couldn’t resist trying.

ironpep submitted:

I know this isn’t anything close to an Escher girl but Tony Stark’s flexi-waist made me think of a typical Escher contortionist.

When I first saw this panel I had to stare at a while before I figured out what was going on with Tony’s hips and legs. It’s so unusual to see a male character with a swivel waist, or a swivel waist drawn in a way that isn’t meant to be sexualized.

Is it just me or is his waist rotated more than 90 degrees? With a pipe-cleaner spine like that, he’d have no problem giving us the good old B & B pose!

His doctor told him no sexy posing and unfortunately Tony just couldn’t resist trying.

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  23. kanehon said: I think this is what his doctor warned him about, his spine wasn’t completely healed, now he went and broke it for real. along with his legs, apparently.